IN ONE DROP OF WATER AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW – TAASA Review March 2020
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This article was originally found in the March 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 1, Page 14).
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Natalie Seiz The Sea of Untold Stories II 2019 Desmond Lazaro (UK/India/Australia; b1968), natural pigments, indigo-dyed cotton cloth, gold leaf, Lawrence Hinchliffe Bequest Fund 2019 © Desmond Lazaro.
Photo: AGNSW `…in one atom are found all the elements of the earth; in one motion of the mind are found the motions of all the laws of existence; in one drop of water are found the secrets of all the endless oceans; in one aspect of you are found all the aspects of existence.’ Kahlil Gibran T he premise and title of the exhibition In One Drop of Water, currently on display in the lower Asian Gallery at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), is taken from the writing of author and poet Kahlil Gibran.
It connects, through works of traditional and contemporary art primarily from the Gallery’s Asian collection, to the many stories, myths, social and environmental issues based around water, an intrinsic part of life...